On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1881

  • Mar 6 Horatia Nelson, the illegitimate daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (b. 1801)

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Mar 13 Alexander II, Tsar of Russia (1855-81), assassinated by members of far-left terror group 'People's Will' at 62

Tsar of Russia Alexander II
Tsar of Russia
Alexander II
  • Mar 15 Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), commits suicide at 41
  • Mar 21 Samuel Courtauld, American-born textile magnate (b. 1793)
  • Mar 23 Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 24 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republican politician, dies at 69
  • Mar 24 Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
  • Mar 26 Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general, dies at 80
  • Mar 28 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]
  • Mar 31 Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73